2235 Tasting Notes
Close to a sipdown on these sachets. After further reflection, while this has some higher-order flavor notes, it’s one of the un-Assam-iest Assams I’ve ever had. It may the fatigue talking here, but I just want my malt handed to me straight. I still appreciate it, but probably not enough to restock it.
Boy, you really have to WANT to leave a note around here lately! OK, ‘nuff said. Maybe we’re back now!
As a long-timer, as I was steeping up this very old sample, I was just pondering all the tea companies that have come and gone since I started hanging out here. I think this one may be in the “gone” category; the only Tea Merchant I see when Googling is in South Africa, and I don’t believe it’s a match.
At any rate, this little packet has held up well despite significant neglect. I don’t do a lot of Darjeeling…a little too thin and dry for me, but this one gets a better-than-average on my scale. Some of that nice grape-peel flavor, but it doesn’t make your mouth dry like you’ve been licking paper. I’m glad to have some left just to change up the morning routine a little.
Good morning—-absolutely nothing to say other than sounding a barbaric YAWP! This is banana season at work under normal circumstances; even more so trying to open the school year sensibly and safely. So I need no-frills tea I can neglect, abuse, guzzle, ice down, mismanage, steep with my eyes closed, and forget in the fridge for three days. This is it. Looking forward to the good stuff later!
Well, thank you very much, you influencers, you … I mentioned it casually to my husband, and he kindly picked up a box. I ripped into it this morning because I am definitely in need of a little thunder. (In our part of the world school will be opening, so it’s been Katy-bar-the-door at work.)
The way I steeped it (sloppily, maybe 6 minutes), the mate reminds me a little of burnt campfire marshmallow crust. That’s not a bad thing to wake up to.